Looking for a place to physically challenge yourself? Maybe finally achieve that New Year’s resolution? Look no further than CrossFit Unlimited located at 127 North Parkerson Avenue! This is the place where they look to develop a general and inclusive fitness, supported by measurable and observable results. Created by Greg Glassman over a few decades, CrossFit is a program designed to improve fitness and health. One of the best aspects about the program is that anyone can apply it to their lives, regardless of experience. That is because all CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements.
The story of CrossFit Unlimited in Crowley is tied directly to the story of owner Kimberly Vincent. In 2011, she opened CrossFit Jennings after being inspired by the CrossFit boxes in Lake Charles and Lafayette. “I always had a vision of one day having my own studio with group fitness classes, but soon I wanted my own CrossFit box instead,” she tells about why she started the business. After the opening day saw 32 athletes, she now has over 300 members, 50 group members, teen and kid programs, boot camps for beginners, and a highly successful nutrition counseling program.
A testament to the impact that Vincent’s CrossFit boxes have been to Acadia Parish can be found in the story of Chloe Smith, Iota, Louisiana native. When she was only 13, she had finished up the boot camp already, and wanted to join the regular class. Fast forward to 2017, Smith qualified for the national CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin for the girl’s 14-15 year old division, and then wins first place! Chloe went on to compete in 2018, winning 2nd Place in the 16-17 year olds, and 2019 AGAIN, taking the top spot in the 16-17 year old division! The story is testament to Smith’s determination and athletic ability, but also to CrossFit Unlimited and the way they were able to foster the perfect atmosphere for Smith to reach the point where she could win on a international scale.
If you’re looking to pick up CrossFit, FitTribe group classes (Spin, RPM and Body Pump), or maybe you’re interested in their nutritional program, visit CrossFit Unlimited’s Facebook page. There you can find detailed descriptions about the various programs that they offer, the schedules of the programs as well as sign up for them, and their waivers. Contact information for each of the locations is also listed on the page. And if you want a first-hand look at some of the exercises that they do, visit their locations and see for yourself!
We thank CrossFit Unlimited for being a member of the Acadia Parish Chamber! The impact that your business has had on the health of our parish is clearly evident, and we are sure that it will continue in the future. Thank you for helping keep our residents fit, healthy, and challenged!